Tashkent hosts the National Forum of Civil Initiatives of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- Civil Initiatives Forum “National priorities and prospects for engaging civil society institutions in government and public administration” was held in Tashkent with representatives of ministries and departments, international organizations, NGOs and civil society institutions. The event was organized with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in Uzbekistan.
The event was organized to discuss the most pressing issues facing the development of civil society, prepare joint proposals for their resolution and develop new initiatives aimed at increasing the capacity of non-governmental organizations in state-led reforms to involve civil society institutions in government and public administration.
Within the framework of the forum, the presentation of the newly created National Movement “Yuksalish” was held.
An official presentation of the activities of the newly created National Movement “Yuksalish” was made by the Chairman Akmal Burkhanov. The main mission of the movement is a voluntary association of citizens, compatriots living abroad, non-governmental non-profit organizations in order to assist in the implementation of the planned reforms in the Republic of Uzbekistan.
To participate in the forum, activists of NGOs from all regions of Uzbekistan gathered in the capital to discuss urgent issues together, exchange experience, and identify areas of interaction with government bodies in solving urgent problems of socio-economic development.
This Forum of Civil Initiatives was held on the basis of the tasks defined in the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan dated 17 January 2019 “On the State Program for the Implementation of the Action Strategy for the Five Priority Development Areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan in 2017-2021” in the “Year of Active Investment and Social Development” as well as in accordance with the Action Strategy.
The Forum discussed national priorities and prospects for involvement of civil society institutions in state and public administration, during which they discussed issues of enhancing the participation of NGOs, civil society institutions and civil society activists in the implementation of the Action Strategy, issues of ensuring conditions for enhancing the effectiveness of NGOs and developing civil society, ensuring the rights and legitimate interests of citizens.
A separate topic of discussion was the enhancement of the role and place of NGOs in expanding the participation of young people in building a civil society, and implementing democratic reforms. It was emphasized that it is necessary to rely on young people, which today are distinguished by a high legal culture, an active citizenship, a desire to participate in managing the affairs of society and the state.
The forum has become a platform for effective dialogue between NGOs and government representatives. Jointly developed proposals for further improvement of law enforcement practice, the legislative framework for the development of civil society institutions.
At the end of the event, the opinions and proposals of the participants and the presentations of representatives of international organizations were summarized, which will later serve as the basis for establishing a systemic and effective dialogue between the state and civil society institutions.